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Old 22-04-21, 04:50 PM
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I will try this again for the second time, (My first post got dumped!). Can any member tell me what these arm flashes belong to? I traded the shield shaped patch with an exchange Officer at CFB Borden many years ago but cannot remember what branch of service he was. I believe he came from the former Yugoslavia. When I find what they are, they will be offered to members on a trade basis. If you go to my albums, there are a few more cloth pieces for trade. Thank you. David J.
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Old 22-04-21, 04:52 PM
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OOPS, badges for the above post.
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Old 22-04-21, 06:21 PM
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Good evening,

the shamrock is Dutch 4th Division

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Old 23-04-21, 01:43 AM
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Thank you Laurent, that was a real surprise for me, I was thinking mor British or Canadian as that is where it was, in a job lot of Canadian stuff. Regards, David J.
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Old 23-04-21, 07:22 AM
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Hi David, the blue/ yellow/red shield is probably Moldovian, best wishes Mike

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Not so sure but bottom left might be Romanian!!??
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Old 23-04-21, 03:29 PM
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Hi Vincent, you are right, Mike
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Old 23-04-21, 04:34 PM
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Or Moldovan ?
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Old 24-04-21, 08:01 AM
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Hi AATTV, I think Vincent has it correct, the blue colour on Moldovian badges tends to be a lighter shade. The excellent site Kokosar identifies it as "contract worker" but sometimes the meaning gets lost in translation. Both Romania and Moldova use the Cyrilic alphabet but the M and A are the same in the Latin alphabet, hence my jump, wrongly, to the conclution the M A stood for Moldovian Armia, hope this helps Mike
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Hi AATTV, I think Vincent has it correct, the blue colour on Moldovian badges tends to be a lighter shade. The excellent site Kokosar identifies it as "contract worker" but sometimes the meaning gets lost in translation. Both Romania and Moldova use the Cyrilic alphabet but the M and A are the same in the Latin alphabet, hence my jump, wrongly, to the conclution the M A stood for Moldovian Armia, hope this helps Mike
My first thought when I saw the badge was Military Academy , when you translate the Kokosar entry it is "Soldiers under contract from the 90s". I wonder if this could refer to civilian/ ex military instructors teaching at Academies ?

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Old 24-04-21, 12:25 PM
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Hi Mike, as I said the translations are sometimes slightly off. My southern slavic is pretty basic but I should have picked up on "vojnici". It still doesn't explain what they are, but a fabulous site. I've been trying to get in touch with him for years but can't get a response from him, I have nearly a thousand US police badges from the 70's and a lot of correspondence from the different police forces. He is, I think, a security officer, hence his interest in police forces. Anyway I digress, best wishes Mike
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